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Re: [OFFTOPIC] virus scanners (was: Does emacs cache something on window

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: [OFFTOPIC] virus scanners (was: Does emacs cache something on windows when invoking call-process?)
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:47:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier wrote:

> Virus scanners work hard to make you think
> they're useful, so they advertise their
> presence and their work, and they're really
> happy to tell you about all the presumed
> viruses they caught and "quarantined", but in
> 99% of the cases (100% if you're not careless
> with your system) either they're not viruses
> at all, or those viruses it caught are no
> threat to your system because you've already
> plugged the corresponding hole by staying
> up-to-date.

That's true - still, can't we have an Elisp
virus destroying Emacs? And an anti-virus
program that tells you everything is alright
and this is your 8th day here.

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